Zipping Classic

Zipping Classic

Group Two Betting Guide
Date: Saturday, November 30, 2023
Location: Caulfield Racecourse – Melbourne, Victoria
Prize Money: $750,000
Distance: 2400m

The Zipping Classic is a Group 2 race that is held at Caulfield Racecourse and is run under weight for age conditions for stayers, boasting a prize pool of $750,000.

Since the inaugural running in 1888, the race has had four different names; Williamstown Cup (1888-1962), Sandown Cup (1963-1998), Sandown Classic (1999-2010) and Zipping Classic (2011 onwards).

Although the race distance has changed a few times, the Zipping Classic has been run over 2200m or further but since 1972 the race has stayed at the 2400m distance.

The race was named after the war horse Zipping, who won four editions of the race from 2007 to 2010, with three of those wins coming after Melbourne Cup tilts.

Notable winners of the Zipping Classic include Vow And Declare (2022), Sound (2021 & 2020), The Taj Mahal (2018 & 2017), Zipping (2007, 2008, 2009 & 2010), Roman Arch (2005), Sky Heights (2001), Count Chivas (1995), Our Pompeii (1994), Arwon (1980), Gunsynd (1971), Light Fingers (1966), Shadow King (1933) and Amounis (1928).

2024 Zipping Classic betting odds 2023

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Latest Zipping Classic News

Military Mission careers away with victory in Zipping Classic
Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott and Jye McNeil have combined with Military Mission to take out the feature Group 2 ...
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Gin Martini triumphs for father of the bride
Trainer John Sargent had a good reason not to be trackside on Saturday to saddle smart staying mare Gin Martini ...
Vow And Declare breaks his run of outs in Zipping Classic
Vow And Declare has finally broken through to win his first race this spring in the Group 2 Zipping Classic, ...

2024 Zipping Classic Final Field

HorseBetting will update this page when the 2024 Zipping Classic field is released.

Previous Zipping Classic Field

  • No. Silks Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
    1 Silks
    Vow And Declare
    Danny O’Brien
    Billy Egan
    2 Silks
    Peter & Paul Snowden
    Damian Lane
    3 Silks
    Phillip Stokes
    Zac Spain
    4 Silks
    Military Mission
    Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
    Jye McNeil
    5 Silks
    Bankers Choice
    Mike Moroney
    John Allen
    6 Silks
    Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
    Michael Dee
    7 Silks
    Duke De Sessa
    Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
    Mark Zahra
    8 Silks
    Port Philip
    Julius Sandhu
    Jamie Mott
    9 Silks
    Shock ‘Em Ova
    Alex Rae
    Craig Williams
    10 Silks
    Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
    Daniel Moor
    11 Silks
    Deny Knowledge
    Michael Kent
    Jamie Kah
  • No. Silks Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
    1 Silks
    Vow And Declare
    Danny O’Brien
    John Allen
    2 Silks
    Dark Dream
    Ben & JD Hayes
    Luke Nolen
    3 Silks
    Michael Moroney
    Jamie Mott
    4 Silks
    Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
    Harry Coffey
    5 Silks
    Michael Moroney
    Daniel Stackhouse
    6 Silks
    Chris Waller
    Damien Thornton
    7 Silks
    Great House
    Chris Waller
    Michael Dee
    8 Silks
    Desert Icon
    Chris Waller
    Craig Williams
    9 Silks
    Kris Lees
    Blake Shinn
    10 Silks
    Without A Fight
    Anthony & Sam Freedman
    Mark Zahra

2022 Zipping Classic result

1stMilitary Mission (+1200)
2ndBankers Choice (+120)
3rdDuke De Sessa (-200)

Recent Zipping Classic results

  • Military Mission ($12.00) has kept the strong record of Melbourne Cup runners winning the Group 2 Zipping Classic, as the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained stayer took out the feature race at Caulfield after running 10th in the race that stops the nation at his last start. After taking out the Zipping Classic, the five-year-old gelding became the sixth runner in the last 10 years to win the $750,000 race after running in the Melbourne Cup. The son of Mastercraftsman was a track and trip winner in the Herbert Power Stakes two starts back and he won in very similar fashion, running on from the back of the field to outstay his rivals in the concluding stages. Deny Knowledge ($5.00) led the field from Duke De Sessa ($3.50) and the race didn’t change much but when the sprint went on, the leader started to struggle at the 400m mark and Duke De Sessa took over and kicked clear at the top of the straight. Behind him was a wall of horses, with the race favourite Muramasa ($3.40) and Amade ($21.00) making their runs on the outside; however, it would be Military Mission who would run straight past them with 300m to go and past the slowing leader with 150m to go. Bankers Choice ($8.50) ran home strong along the inside rail to nab second, but there was no doubt about the winner as he recorded a 2.75-length victory.
  • Vow And Declare (+400) finally broke through to win his first race of the spring in the 2022 Group 2 Zipping Classic. John Allen and Danny O’Brien combined at Caulfield to get a much-deserved win in the 2400m feature race of the day. Luncies (+230) appeared to raise a challenge at the 200m mark, but he couldn’t run down the winner, as Persan (+450) stayed on for third place.
  • Sound (+1900) has gone back-to-back in the Group 2 Zipping Classic as he charged home from midfield to claim Dr Drill (+2500) in the final 50m and run away with a dominant win. The Michael Moroney-trained stayer became just the third horse to win multiple Zipping Classics, emulating the effort of The Taj Mahal who went back-to-back three years prior. After leading the field up, Dr Drill held on for second and Wentwood (+3000) battled away on the inside to claim third.
  • Jamie Kah produced one of the spring’s best judged rides to partner Sound (+400) to his first win in Australia in the Group 2 Zipping Classic. At his 19th start in Australia, the Michael Moroney-trained import finally broke through for his first win on Aussie soil. After settling worse than midfield until the halfway mark, Kah chose to take off and settle outside the leader. By the 200m mark, Sound kicked clear to put a length on her rivals and was able to hold on from the fast-finishing Brimham Rocks (+500) and Future Score (+500), who finished in second and third, respectively.
  • Southern France (+200) backed up from a underwhelming performace in the Melbourne Cup and produce a devastating finish to run straight past his rivals in the Group 2 Zipping Classic. The Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained import settled last in the 2400m contest and was still in last place at the 400m mark, before he charged home down the outside to pick up his rivals within 300m and draw clear. Miss Siska (+900) and Chapada (+1800) fought out the minor placings, with the former getting the nod in a close photo for second place.

Zipping Classic winners

Zipping Classic Past Winners
Year Horse Jockey Trainer
2023 Military Mission Jye McNeil Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
2022 Vow And Declare John Allen Danny O’Brien
2021 Sound Jamie Mott Mike Moroney
2020 Sound Jamie Kah Mike Moroney
2019 Southern France Mark Zahra Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
2018 The Taj Mahal Ben Melham Liam Howley
2017 The Taj Mahal Ben Melham Robert Hickmott
2016 Beautiful Romance Glyn Schofield Saeed Bin Suroor
2015 Who Shot Thebarman James McDonald Chris Waller
2014 Au Revoir Kerrin McEvoy Andre Fabre
2013 Sertorius Ryan Maloney Jamie Edwards & Bruce Elkington
2012 Tanby Nicholas Hall Robert Hickmott
2011 Americain Gerald Mosse Alain de Royer Dupre
2010 Zipping Nicholas Hall Robert Hickmott
2009 Zipping Michael Rodd Robert Hickmott
2008 Zipping Michael Rodd John Sadler
2007 Zipping Steven Arnold John Sadler
2006 Gallant Guru Steven Arnold Lee Freedman
2005 Roman Arch Noel Callow Robbie Laing
2004 Count Ricardo Blake Shinn Stephen Theodore
2003 Legible Danny Nikolic Bradley Marzato
2002 Hail Greg Childs Bruce Marsh
2001 Shy Heights Damien Oliver Colin Alderson
2000 Brave Chief Patrick Payne John Ledger

Zipping Classic winners pre-2000

Zipping Classic Past Winners Pre 2000
Year Horse
1999 Aerosmith
1998 Cheviot
1997 Star Binder
1996 Royal Snack
1995 Count Chivas
1994 Our Pompeii
1993 Tawlord
1992 Silk Ali
1991 Stylish Century
1990 Pressman’s Choice
1989 Sydeston
1988 Conbituate Lady
1987 Colour Page
1986 Pharostan
1985 Puckle Harbour
1984 Rich Brother
1983 Al Dwain
1982 Bianco Lady
1981 Allez Bijou
1980 Arwon
1979 Hauberk
1978 Salamander
1977 Tom’s Mate
1976 Kiwi Can
1975 Captain Peri
1974 Pyramul
1973 Baghdad Note
1972 Stormy Seas
1971 Gunsynd
1970 What’s Brewing
1969 General Command
1968 Better Talk
1967 Future
1966 Light Fingers
1965 Red William
1964 Sir Wynyard
1963 Conference
1962 New Statesman
1961 Twilight Glow
1960 Ilumquh
1959 Royal Jester
1958 Droll Prince
1957 Sailor’s Guide
1956 Fighting Force
1955 Ray Ribbon
1954 Prince Cortauld
1953 Royal Radiant
1952 Morse Code
1951 Shoreham
1950 Morse Code
1949 Saxony
1948 Gayness
1947 Columnist
1946 Royal Scot
1945 Counsel
1944 Peter
1943 Claudette
1942 Phocion
1941 Throttle
1940 Remarc
1939 Maikai
1938 Manolive
1937 John Wilkes
1936 Amalia
1935 Garrio
1934 Gothic Gem
1933 Shadow King
1932 Yarramba
1931 Second Wind
1930 Second Wind
1929 Cimbrian
1928 Amounis
1927 Star D’Or
1926 Bard Of Avon
1925 The Tyrant
1924 San Antonio
1923 Wynette
1922 King Ingoda
1921 Tangalooma
1920 Millieme
1919 Richmond Main
1918 Sea Bound
1917 Prince Bardolph
1916 Wishing Cap
1915 Carlita
1914 Aleconner
1913 Sea Prince
1912 Almissa
1911 Duke Foote
1910 Aborigine
1909 Kerlie
1908 Iolaire
1907 Thackeray
1906 Ellis
1905 Demas
1904 St. Ambrose
1903 Billali
1902 Eleanor
1901 Flagship
1900 Paul Pry
1899 Delusive
1898 Auriferous
1897 Battalion
1896 Merman
1895 Music
1894 Taranaki
1893 Jeweller
1892 E.K.
1891 Propounder
1890 Don Giovan
1889 Tarcoola
1888 Mara
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